The best colon cancer preventive products are in Hawaii, but it can be hard to find the best products in other states, experts said on Wednesday.
Hawaii has seen an explosion in colon cancer cases and is the only state in the country where the disease is estimated to affect more than half of the population.
“The best way to protect against colon cancer is to get screened,” said Dr. Robert R. Kiyama, chief of the division of gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic.
His advice for colon health consumers?
Find the right products that have the best safety and efficacy data.
“There’s so much information out there,” he said.
The best colon health products in the U.S. for colon protection are made by Kellogg Co. (Kellogg), which makes the KFC, Popeyes and Pizza Hut.
Kellohogg, which makes Popeyes, has a monopoly on the U and U.K. versions of the brand.
But its U. S. and Canadian brands, such as Popeyes Frozen Custard and Popeyes French Toast, are also available in the state of Hawaii.
There are also a variety of colon health supplements available, including the brand KetoLite, which uses coconut oil as a fat.
According to the Mayo website, the most effective colon health product is the one that contains a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products.
It also includes vitamins A, C, E and K, calcium, zinc and vitamin B12.
Consumers can also look for products that are gluten-free and contain a high-fiber diet, such to the nutritional yeast or Kool-Aid®.
To find the most efficient way to treat colon cancer, consumers should ask a health care provider, the Mayo researchers said.
“We’re trying to figure out how to get better, but you have to make choices.
You have to ask for what you need,” said Mayo spokeswoman Jennifer Egan.